Opportunities come along once in awhile, and I’m really hoping this is the one for you.
It's been awhile since I've sent you out something on this list, but rest assured, there's more still to come. Rather than sending emails out, I've been putting together a new website specifically about our bulk nut trees, and also working out an outstanding sale.
This email is for those of you with a bit more land to work with.
Being 'nuts' helps, but it's not mandatory.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're offering a VERY good sale on bulk hazelnut, nut pines, and elderberry trees (minimum 25) - the cheapest we’ve ever offered them. But you have to buy them by Thursday, April 11th. Full details are below.
As you know, if you've been on this email list for awhile, I’m passionate about nut trees, hazelnuts and chestnuts in particular, but also nut pines, and, well, you name it. Since 2013, we’ve been importing hybrid hazelnuts, hybrid chestnuts, and Korean nut pines from Mark Shepard’s breeding program in Zone 4 in Wisconsin.
We couldn't get any chestnuts this year, but we've got some hazelnuts still left, as well as nut pines and elderberries.
Pros of these particular hybrid seedlings:
Super Cold Hardy - parent trees are thriving in Zone 4, with regular crops, despite -45C to +44C temperatures, and drought and flood some years
Blight Tolerant/Resistant - The whole breeding program started over 20 years ago with blight tolerant/resistant trees from all over the US and Canada.
Genetic Diversity - Protect your trees from that future pest we don’t know about yet, by having a variety of genetics in the gene pool, not just a handful of specific clones, which might be more vulnerable to that next pest or disease.
Adapted to low/no-input systems
Parent stock also selected for early bearing, good nut size, overall yield with no or very little supplemental watering or fertilizing.
Great prices - see below, but trust me, these are a great deal.
Really, the only one I can think of is that the hazelnuts will likely not fit the bill to sell to Fererro, since they are looking for very uniform nuts. Knowing that, I was relieved when at the Ontario Hazelnut Association Symposium a couple of weeks ago, Doug Hart’s presentation outlined a six point plan, with only number 6 being to sell to Fererro. The nuts from these trees are completely appropriate for the other markets he mentioned as early ones in Ontario, and probably much more lucrative, pound for pound. He included options such as selling at the farmgate/farmer’s markets, selling to specialty retailers such as bakers in urban centres, selling to small distributors, and covering for shorts in the market when Turkey doesn’t follow through on orders.
Okay, sales pitch over! If you want to know more info, there is lots more on our website on the new bulk nut page I put together here: https://forestgardennursery.ca/nursery/?page_id=907
Now, here’s the opportunity:
We need to make some sales in the next week to finalize our order size from Mark Shepard’s nursery. For that reason, we’ve decided to offer a ‘flash sale’ starting now, and going until Thursday, April 11th at Midnight. Here’s the sale:
Save $75 on bundles of 25 you buy!
All prices below are based on buying bundles of 25 trees.
Regular $12 each
NOW $9 each
Regular $11 each
NOW $8 each
Regular $11 each
NOW $8 each
Korean Nut Pines:
Regular $6 each
NOW $4 each
(We could only discount these by $50 a bundle because they are already such a low price!)
PLUS our bulk discounts at 500 and 1000 trees still apply
On 500-975 trees ordered, you save an extra $0.50 per tree
$250 or more in savings
Use coupon code 500
On 1000 or more, you save an extra $1 a tree
$1000 or more in savings!
Use coupon code 1000
The trees are arriving in about 3-4 weeks time, and are normally picked up just south of London, or near Dutton, as is prearranged. We will consider delivering larger orders, and have had great success in the past with ‘tree carpooling’ to get trees to people. As we get closer, I’ll be in touch with everyone to finalize pick-up/delivery details.
The prices have already been reduced on the website, but they’ll go back up after next Thursday.
Get them while the sale lasts, and while supplies last.
Our online store is here. https://forestgardennursery.ca/nursery/?product_cat=bulk
Wondering what the difference between Controlled-Cross Selected and Selected is?
The short story is that the Selected are from a 20 year breeding program selecting for the items listed above, and the Controlled-Cross Selected are from a second breeding program, in collaboration with three universities, that took clones of the very best from the Selected ones, and then selected from those for seed - so they are likely to be even more reliable. They suggest 1 Selected for every 5 Controlled-Cross for best pollination. Full details about the differences are on this page:https://forestgardennursery.ca/nursery/?page_id=907
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone any time at 519-762-3398, and ask for Rob if you have any questions. If you prefer to pay using another method, we can work that out.